Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Working for the Man(y)

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Largest employers

Employer Number of People
US Department of Defense 3.2 million
People's Liberation Army, China 2.3 million
Walmart 2.1 million
McDonald's 1.9 million
UK National Health Service 1.7 million
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.6 million
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million
Indian Railways 1.4 million
Indian Armed Forces1.3 million
Hon Hai Precision Factory (Foxconn)1.2 million

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Private down under

  1. Visy Industries
  2. Co-operative Bulk Handling
  3. 7-Eleven Stores
  4. BGC
  5. Devondale Murray Goulburn
  6. Teys Australia
  7. Linfox
  8. Hancock Prospecting
  9. Hospitals Contribution Fund
  10. Meriton Apartments
 Visy Industries

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Private, see

So we know we can't buy shares in a private company, that only limited members can invest.
The company structure, though, is similar

Friday, March 10, 2017

Limited Lie Ability

Limited companies can be public or private, limited by shares or guarantee.


largest private companies

  1. Cargill
  2. Koch Industries
  3. Albertsons
  4. Dell
  5. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  6. Deloitte
  7. Mars
  8. Publix Super Markets
  9. Bechtel
  10. C&S Wholesale Grocers
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Present company excepted

You can grow Brazil nuts, sell bonbons, fix brake pads and not qualify as a company or feature on an index. The world of small business does deal with promissory notes but they are the ones taking the risk by declaring that they will pay back the loan within a certain time. Nothing to trouble the markets.

Just as there are private companies whose progress isn't tracked so there is a world of folk warily wandering into degrees of commerce, often without a degree in commerce. They have stalls at the market or share some space or they work in their garage.

For all these folks, as well as the PAYE workers, there is not the capacity or the infrastructure to form a company and float it. This doesn't stop them trading. Nor does it make it of much interest to them whether a company has a president or not.

How many sole traders are there? Who are the most successful owner-operators? Perhaps this is an area of curiosity since it does help keep a competitive edge, emulating others.